Connectivity and Climate Flow: Climate flow refers to the gradual movement of populations in response to changes in the climate. Over time, climate flow results in range shifts and the formation of novel communities. We measured climate flow using a continuous wall-to-wall model of landscape permeability based on anthropogenic resistance (resistance to movement caused by human modification) and climatic gradients (upslope, northward and riparian). On the maps, brown indicates areas with low permeability where movement is blocked. Medium blue indicates areas of high permeability and moderate flow; often highly natural settings were species movements are diffuse. Dark blue indicates areas of highly concentrated flow where movements will accumulate or be channeled. Read the methods for your region: Eastern US, Great Lakes and Tallgrass Prairie, Great Plains, Lower Mississippi and Ozarks, Rocky Mountains and Desert Southwest, Pacific Northwest, California
Note that the connectivity and climate flow data was generated at a coarser resolution (250m) than the other resilience datasets (30m). Thus, the sum of acres for the connecivity and climate flow classes in a polygon analysis will not exactly match the the total acres of the site displayed in the report.